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Florida 4, Colorado 3
When: 7:30 PM ET, Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Where: BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, Florida
Referees: Wes McCauley, Brian Pochmara
Linesmen: Greg Devorski, Darren Gibbs
Attendance: 12791

Stephen Weiss scored his second goal of the game 43 seconds into overtime, lifting the Florida Panthers to a 4-3 home triumph over the slumping Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday.

David Booth notched a tally and an assist while Tomas Vokoun made 22 saves for the Panthers, who halted a three-game home losing streak.

Weiss, who tied the contest at 2-2 late in the second period, put a wrist shot past Craig Anderson early in the extra session to complete his second multi-goal performance of the campaign and help Florida improve to 4-10-1 all-time against Colorado on home ice.

Bill Thomas gave Florida the lead just 3:08 into the first period with his first goal of the season. Colorado moved ahead on second-period tallies by defenseman John-Michael Liles at 3:42 and Ryan O'Reilly with 2:21 remaining.

The advantage lasted just 76 seconds, however, as Weiss beat Anderson with a wrist shot for his sixth of the campaign, knotting the game at 2-2.

Matt Duchene put the Avalanche back in front at 1:59 of the third, but Booth answered less than 2 1/2 minutes later to forge another tie.

Anderson stopped 21 shots for Colorado, which has lost five in a row on the road and four straight overall.

Top Game Performances
Colorado   Florida
John-Michael Liles 2 Points Stephen Weiss 2
John-Michael Liles 1 Goals Stephen Weiss 2
John-Michael Liles 1 Assists David Booth 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Craig Anderson .840 Save Percentage Tomas Vokoun .880
Craig Anderson 21 Saves Tomas Vokoun 22
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 25 3 0-1 2-2 4 31
Florida 25 4 0-2 1-1 2 24
Upcoming Games
  • Florida will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Panthers have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .643 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .538 after a loss.